Foundations of Awakening & Recovery
From Hungry Ghost To Being Human – Foundations of Awakening & Recovery
A series of talks exploring Buddhist-oriented practices and principals that are intended to lead away from avoidable-suffering and to move towards the potential end of avoidable-suffering. The source material is contained in the free ‘From Hungry Ghost To Being Human’ booklet and ‘The Forgiveness Workbook’.
Avoidable-suffering is universal and takes many forms, however, this series of talks may be of particular interest to anyone currently struggling with the three fires of Cravings, Aversions and Confusions.
This series of online talks will run over 8-weeks and will be based on the main themes in the ‘From Hungry Ghost To Being Human’ booklet as follows:
- Truth, Karma and Commitment to Awakening (Wednesday, April 15, 2020)
- Generosity in Thoughts, Words and Actions (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)
- Living in Harmony: Ethics-Harmlessness-Blamelessness (Wednesday, April 29, 2020)
- Self-love, Self-compassion, Self-appreciation & Self-balance (Wednesday, May 06, 2020)
- Transgression & Forgiveness (Wednesday, May 13, 2020)
- Mindfulness & Meditation (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)
- Fellowship & Good Friends (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)
- OK – Where Do I Go Now? (Wednesday, June 03, 2020)
All sessions will start promptly at 7.30 pm UK time.
For me, these are my personal ‘foundations’ of awakening and recovery. I say awakening and recovery but they are really the same thing. These ‘foundations’ are the principles and practices that I wish someone had told me 23-years ago when I first woke up to living life without intoxicants.
Each session will start with a 15-minute meditation and will last about 90-minutes including Q&A and sharing, but we can be flexible about the duration until we know what works for everyone.
You are welcome to attend one or more, or all of these talks but you must register once in advance by clicking here –
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing your personal link to joining the talks.
PLEASE NOTE – To reach as many people as possible across continents and time-zones, these talks will be recorded after which video and audio will be made available online.
The talks are offered freely with an open mind, with open hands and with an open heart. This follows the Buddhist tradition of Dana (the cultivation and practise of the virtue of generosity) where you are invited to contribute financially to the teachings based on your individual income and the value that you place on what has been offered. Vince’s livelihood and the future of ‘Hungry Ghost’ retreats are dependent on the generosity of Dana.
For donations by Credit/Debit Card or bank transfer or cheque (GBP/Euro) see https://hungryghostretreats.org/dana-donations/
The latest version of the ‘Hungry Ghost Booklet‘ can be downloaded free from here – https://www.5th-precept.org/From-Hungry-Ghost-to-Being-Human.pdf
Please contact me if you need more information.